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Booking Information

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Nancy Matheis , 2 Comments

Thanks for your interest in hosting Dr. Kathy for an event. She is proud to be represented by the Ambassador Speakers Bureau of Nashville, TN. Please contact Maria Yates with your questions and ideas. You’ll love working with her to create an effective event.

If you want to talk with Dr. Kathy first about your needs and ideas or her topics, you can email her at DrKathy@CelebrateKids.com

For booking information contact:

Gloria Leyda
Ambassador Speakers Bureau

877-425-4700 ext. 235
Gloria@ambassadorspeakers.com
www.ambassadorspeakers.com

Click here to learn more about KATHY KOCH, PH.D at AmbassadorSpeakers.com


We want to work with you to meet your needs by bringing our vital programs to your community. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Kathy is a champion at encouraging and equipping parents and educators

to celebrate kids each and every day.

Current Schedule

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2017

May

May 5

Mom’s Life NFW Baptist Church

Fort Worth, TX

May 10-13

Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention

Arlington, TX

June

June  1-3

Illinois Christian Home Educators

Naperville, IL

June 4-8

Stonegate Fellowship Youth Camp

Glorieta, NM

June 23,24

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Loveland, CO

June 27-29

NAUMS Summit

Irving, TX

July

July 8

Summit Ministries

Manitou Springs, CO

July 15

Roaring Lambs Writer’s Conference

Dallas, TX

July 20-22

Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention

The Woodlands, TX

July 26

International Community School

Winter Park, FL

July 28,29

Southeast Homeschool Expo

Atlanta, GA

August

August 8,9

International Community School

Winter Park, FL

August 12

Summit Ministries

Manitou Springs, CO

August 14

Trinity Christian School

Lubbock, TX

August 17,18

Providence Classical Christian Acad

Lowell, AR

Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Care Net Convention

Washington, D.C.

November

November 2,3

Saskatchewan Hutterian Educ Assoc

Saskatoon, Sask.

November 10,11

Minnesota District Council of Assemblies of God

Alexandria, MN

November 20

ACSI Student Leadership Conference

Arlington, VA

2018

January

Cell content

January 29

ACSI Leadership Conference

Costa Mesa, CA

April

April 6,7

Midwest Parent Educators Conference

Kansas City,KS

April 20

Pregnancy Help 4U

Keller, TX

October

October 4,5

Heartland Christian Schools

Sioux Center, IA

Kathy Koch, Ph.D. Bio and Mission

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KathyKoch 10-2014Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.

She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a regular presenter for Hearts at Home and other organizations. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. She has authored six books including four published by Moody Publishers. Her two most recent are 8 Great Smarts and Screens and Teens.

Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.


Our Mission

 

“Celebrate Kids, Inc. is dedicated to helping parents, educators, and children of all ages meet their core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence in healthy ways. Through a problem-solving framework of these integrated needs, our programs and products provide solution-focused strategies that improve their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health.”

We inspire parents to appreciate their children’s uniqueness. When they do, children will, too. They’ll grow up with healthy views of themselves rather than regret that they couldn’t dance better, kick a ball further, write more creatively, or whatever else their parents appeared discouraged by.

We equip teachers and parents to help children and teens to meet their core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence in healthy ways. We help them become more trustworthy in their character, convinced of their value, discerning and secure in their relationships, sure of their purposes, and confident in their abilities. When this happens, they’re less likely to turn to or struggle with bullying, apathy, cheating, drugs, sex before marriage, eating disorders, depression, and other issues that are far-too-common in our culture.

We offer hope because many parents, teachers, and youth are discouraged and overwhelmed. Through our teaching and products, people find hope for their circumstances rather than guilt or shame over what they have or haven’t done.

We provide solutions that work. We’re committed to being solution-focused rather than problem-based. We’re passionate about helping people identify what the problems really are so solutions will work.

Our proven solutions are effective because Dr. Kathy understands today’s problems and people’s common struggles and reads and studies to comprehend the most likely causes. She understands how issues impact children’s and adults’ intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health. Therefore, she knows how one change in attitude, action, or belief can affect much more than might be expected. Our solutions work because they are effectively connected to the real problems, practical, realistic, and thoroughly explained with passion that helps people understand why and how to do what Kathy recommends.

Life Coaching – Celebrate Kids Style

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Nancy Matheis, CCPMost parents and teachers can take Dr. Kathy’s ideas and solutions and run with them, taking new steps and making appropriate changes. Others have a harder time changing their situation even though they want to apply the new ideas. It might be that old baggage needs to be dealt with or they just need some ongoing support. Or, by thinking about Kathy’s insights and working to apply the solutions, they discover more in their lives that needs to be worked on. In order to help these people, Celebrate Kids has Nancy Matheis on staff as the Life Coach.

As a former athletic coach, Dr. Kathy understands the difference between teaching, parenting, and coaching. She often recommends that teachers and parents coach children because coaches tend to divide complex tasks into manageable pieces. Coaches know there are benefits of practicing one element of the whole until proficiency results. Coaches know learning sticks especially when athletes figure things out on their own within a designated framework. Coaches know improvement over time leads to victories. They understand effort and perseverance are necessary. Now, imagine having a coach for life’s challenges, and not just for basketball.

Nancy Matheis, CPC (Certified Professional Coach) and Founder of Beyond Now Life Coaching, is the Celebrate Kids Life Coach. Kathy chose her for several reasons. They’ve known each other for more than ten years and Nancy has worked for Celebrate Kids for more than four. Nancy and Kathy share the same philosophies about life, learning, and teaching. Like Kathy, Nancy is a difference maker and a life changer. She’s a certified Personal Life Coach and former athletic coach, teacher, and administrator.

Because Nancy is deeply familiar with Dr. Kathy’s ideas and teaching topics, she’ll understand questions triggered by her teaching. And of course, she can also be your coach if your questions aren’t related to what Dr. Kathy taught you. Maybe you just want to grow and discover more of your life. Great!

In a coaching session, priorities are set and positive change happens as Nancy asks questions and listens to your story. Other topics often arise as progress is made. Rediscovering your true self through self-evaluation and reflection is a valuable part of coaching. Nancy will help you move beyond disappointment and grief so negative feelings and unhealthy attitudes don’t hold you back. Because coaching has a practical, action focus, you will move Beyond Now and be encouraged by your progress.

Nancy will facilitate your journey of discovery, help you evaluate your options, and guide you toward completion of your goals. It’s important to note that as a life coach, Nancy will not provide you with an analysis of your situation, a diagnosis, or therapy like a counselor might.

Life coaching gives you the confidence and ability to move forward in a positive manner in other areas of life where you crave change. It’s about breaking down the obstacles which prevent change from happening, and creating the ideal environment so positive actions occur.

Contact Nancy at LifeCoach @ CelebrateKids.com

Newsletter

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newsletter iconOur bi-weekly newsletter is designed to give you encouragement to keep a positive perspective and new ideas to use with your students and kids. Dr. Kathy and Tina Hollenbeck write about topics that are relevant to the parents and teachers we support.

We hope you will appreciate the insights and keep celebrating kids!

Type your email address in the blank below and click on the lists you are interested in hearing about.

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Support Celebrate Kids, Inc.

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Your donation to Celebrate Kids is paramount to sustaining our work and in producing products and other positive tools for parents and teachers to use in bringing up strong individuals who will know their worth and and be willing to stand for what is right. The contributions you give go directly to these efforts.

Since the beginning Celebrate Kids, Inc. has depended on the generosity of its supporters to expand the influence of our teaching and extend our impact through the internet. Our teacher and parent resources are used in classrooms to practically teach students how to know their strengths and to use them for good and not evil, to understand friendship skills and put into practice and to use effective communication skills and to prevent bullying through understanding the roots behind it and building “willing good character.”


1. Write a check to “Celebrate Kids” and mail to:

Celebrate Kids, Inc.
PO Box 136234
Fort Worth, TX 76136


2. Contribute online through our secure gateway with a credit card or by check:

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3. Call the office to make a credit card donation over the phone:

Office: 817-238-2020

Social Media Links

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Blogging is an efficient way for Dr. Kathy to share her important perspectives and illustrative stories. We hope you’ll regularly read her posts. Please tell your friends about our blog.

www.DrKathyKoch.com

Our Facebook page is another way for you to be influenced by Dr. Kathy. You’ll also be kept aware of her travels, webinars, and our new products. Fan it today!

www.facebook.com/celebratekidsinc

You’re also welcome to friend Dr. Kathy on her personal Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/kathycelebrate

Follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/DrKathyKoch

Contact our Life Coach or check out more information on her facebook page:

LifeCoach@CelebrateKids.com

www.facebook.com/beyondnowlifecoaching

Also, make sure you’re signed up to receive our free email newsletter. It’s a very convenient way to keep current.

Our Mission

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Nancy Matheis , No Comments

“Celebrate Kids, Inc. is dedicated to helping parents, educators, and children of all ages meet their core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence in healthy ways. Through a problem-solving framework of these integrated needs, our programs and products provide solution-focused strategies that improve their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health.”

Celebrate Kids helps teachers, parents, grandparents, administrators, and those who volunteer with children understand today’s children and teens, value them, and help them use their strengths only for good and not to do harm.

We inspire parents to appreciate their children’s uniqueness. When they do, children will, too. They’ll grow up with healthy views of themselves rather than regret that they couldn’t dance better, kick a ball further, write more creatively, or whatever else their parents appeared discouraged by.

We equip teachers and parents to help children and teens to meet their core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence in healthy ways. We help them become more trustworthy in their character, convinced of their value, discerning and secure in their relationships, sure of their purposes, and confident in their abilities. When this happens, they’re less likely to turn to or struggle with bullying, apathy, cheating, drugs, sex before marriage, eating disorders, depression, and other issues that are far-too-common in our culture.

We offer hope because many parents, teachers, and youth are discouraged and overwhelmed. Through our teaching and products, people find hope for their circumstances rather than guilt or shame over what they have or haven’t done.

We provide solutions that work. We’re committed to being solution-focused rather than problem-based. We’re passionate about helping people identify what the problems really are so solutions will work.

Our proven solutions are effective because Dr. Kathy understands today’s problems and people’s common struggles and reads and studies to comprehend the most likely causes. She understands how issues impact children’s and adults’ intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health. Therefore, she knows how one change in attitude, action, or belief can affect much more than might be expected. Our solutions work because they are effectively connected to the real problems, practical, realistic, and thoroughly explained with passion that helps people understand why and how to do what Kathy recommends.

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